The News WorldJuly 24th, 2012 at 10:12 pm by lenawallace under Interns
Last week my internship journey led me to meeting Mayor Sessoms of Virginia Beach, learning how to help victims of identity theft have a voice, interviewing neighbors of an abandoned house, and much more. I followed Ava Hurdle, Andy Fox, and Anne McNamara sharing the adrenaline rush hunting down stories with them. In a week, I feel like I have learned a second college education that is not text book driven, but hands on. The amount of knowledge that I have gained from these talented reporters and also the camera men is incredible! I truly enjoy hard news stories and learning how a story unfolds with asking the right questions. I also have had the chance to do another stand up ! I am thankful that all of my questions do not annoy the reporters and camera men and it is awesome to have conversations about common interests about news with reporters. I have learned the ettiquette of being a reporter that will help me in my future. This ettiquette includes how to ask the right questions to political authorities learned from Ava, how to get victims to talk on camera to hear their story and also be aware of your surroundings by Andy, and how to be compassionate towards stories but don’t let your emotions become too involved by Anne. All reporters and camera men have had great advice for me and I continue to love working in the newsroom now working with the night news crew. I’ll keep you posted!